Editors’ Note to The 21st Century Woman Still Claiming Her Space: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives

The Editors’ Note In the 21st century women have scaled newer and greater heights, crashing the many glass ceilings that formerly blocked their progress and growth. Women in fact, have moved from being mere recipients and transmitters of knowledge and tradition to becoming more active participants in the production of knowledge and shaping of tradition. … Continue reading Editors’ Note to The 21st Century Woman Still Claiming Her Space: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives

Opening Prayer Ritual: Take and Eat (EWA 8)

Introduction Facilitator: Good morning everyone! We are gathered together at this moment to pray with one another at the beginning of our conference. Our theme for our opening prayer ritual is “Take and Eat” We will be reading from the Book of Lamentations which expresses a very difficult situation for women and children during the … Continue reading Opening Prayer Ritual: Take and Eat (EWA 8)

“Dalit Women and Foodscape: A Subaltern Feminist Perspective” by Shalini Mulackal (India)

Shalani Mulackal starts from a Dalit perspective in her reflection on “Dalit Women and Foodscape: A Subaltern Feminist Perspective.” She shares the situation of single woman parent in Delhi with 2 children with not enough to buy food. Her son says that he cannot even remember his studies due to malnutrition. The situation of Dalit … Continue reading “Dalit Women and Foodscape: A Subaltern Feminist Perspective” by Shalini Mulackal (India)

Closing Prayer Ritual: Taste and See (EWA 8)

Introduction Facilitator: Good morning everyone! We are gathered together at this moment to pray with one another at the beginning of our conference. Our theme for our closing prayer ritual is “Taste and See” Our theme is taken from the responsorial psalm which we shall be reading. It invites us to taste and see that … Continue reading Closing Prayer Ritual: Taste and See (EWA 8)

Feminist Ideology Criticisms, the Bible, and the Community by Agnes M. Brazal

How can feminists critique the ideological distortions (e.g. patriarchal ideologies) in Scripture, while affirming the normativity of Scripture for Christian life? This article builds on Sandra Schneider’s solidly argued response to this question and fills the lacuna of her hermeneutical model by identifying features which theological/ecclesial communities should ideally possess for effective ideology criticism of … Continue reading Feminist Ideology Criticisms, the Bible, and the Community by Agnes M. Brazal

A disturbing term, Feminism: “What’s in a name….?” by Chris Burke

By Chris Burke (first posted January 2005) Chris Burke discusses the key aspects of feminism and asks if it is possible to be Christian and feminist: “I am not a feminist, but…” Sometimes feminist is used as a put-down, sometimes as a hammer, other times as a badge of honour. In seeking to avoid it, … Continue reading A disturbing term, Feminism: “What’s in a name….?” by Chris Burke